COVENANT

 

We, whose names are here recorded, believing in God the Father and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, and having been brought out of darkness into light, and form the power of Satan unto God, do hereby covenant and agree to walk together in the faith and the ordinances of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, showing toward each other that love and fellowship which all should manifest who name the Name of Christ. We engage, therefore, by the power of the Holy Spirit:

Section 1. To watch over our words and acts, and endeavor to walk before the world, as becomes followers of Christ.

Section 2. To not forsake the assembling of ourselves together as the manner of some is, but will meet for prayer, praise, and exhortation, and so much the more as we see the day approaching.

Section 3. To observe the ordinances of Baptism and the Lordís Supper as taught in the New Testament.

Section 4. To strive together for the support of a faithful Gospel ministry among us.

Section 5. To take the Bible as our only rule of faith and practice, and make Christian character our only test of fellowship and communion.

Section 6. To exercise a mutual watch care over one another and help bear each other's burdens; so fulfilling the law of Christ.

Section 7. To make Matthew 18: 15-17 our rule for church discipline.

Section 8. To strive to have fervent charity among ourselves and to walk together in Christian love and fellowship, as becomes the household of faith.